Report: Newcastle United want Everton defender Lewis Gibson back

Lewis Gibson of Everton during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton on January 15, 2018 in Enfield, England.

Newcastle United sold Lewis Gibson to Everton back in 2017, but Steve Bruce now wants to bring him back to St. James' Park.

Lewis Gibson of Everton during the Premier League Cup Final between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on May 08, 2019 in Liverpool, England.

According to the Daily Mail, Newcastle United are set to make a move to bring Lewis Gibson back from Everton.

Gibson left Newcastle to join Everton back in 2017, but he has failed to make an impression on the Toffees’ first-team.

Newcastle could now attempt to bring Gibson back, as they look to bolster their defensive options.

Whether the move back to Tyneside would appeal to the teenager remains to be seen, but he is a fan of the club.

 

“I’ve supported them since I was six and ever since I remember I’ve been going the game as a season ticket holder with my dad and brother,” Gibson said to the Chronicle.

“I’ll always be thankful for what they did for me. Every single coach I played with from u-9’s to u-18’s, I got on with.

“I knew the responsibility that they’d given me to play for Newcastle. That’s my hometown club. I loved playing for them.”

Everton paid £6 million for Gibson when they signed him from Newcastle (Daily Mail), and may well be looking for a bigger fee than that now if they were to sell.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Curtis Jones of Liverpool and Lewis Gibson of Everton in action during the Everton v Liverpool PL2 game on April 16, 2018 in Southport, England.

Gibson is actually fourth choice centre-back at Everton, following their failure to sign a central defender in the summer.

However, Marco Silva has already said that he doesn’t feel that the prospect is ready for Premier League football yet in the Liverpool Echo.

If Gibson was brought back to Newcastle he would have plenty of competition for a first-team place with the likes of Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Fabian Schar and Florian Lejeune at the club already.

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